Today’s Fashion Headlines: Oscar de la Renta Shinola Watch, Josie Natori U.S. Store, Macy’s Wins J.C. Penney Case

June 17, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Oscar De la Renta Shinola Watches

Oscar de la Renta Shinola’s Lattice Watch

Oscar de la Renta partnered with the Detroit-based watch and leather goods manufacturer Shinola to create a capsule collection of limited-edition timepieces for women. The collaboration came about after Alex Bolen, chief executive officer of Oscar de la Renta, read an article about Shinola and  immediately reached out to founder Tom Kartsotis. “Aesthetically it was not an obvious match,” said Bolen of the design collaboration. “Our stuff is very feminine, and the stuff that Shinola has done doesn’t scream feminine. But the team at Shinola said, ‘We’ve got you covered.’

A limited-edition run of 1,000 watches are due out in October and are inspired by de la Renta’s current jewelry. The collection centers on a Lattice design, with a faceted sapphire crystal, white mother-of-pearl dial and mosaic crown. Three variations will be offered: a face inset with 68 full-cut diamonds and black alligator strap, a red alligator strap with stainless steel case and a blue alligator strap with gold PVD-plated case. Only 500 of the black alligator strap version will be produced and priced at $2700, and 250 each of the red and blue models priced at $1400 and $1600 respectively.

Josie Natori Opens First US Store

Josie Natori‘s first U.S. store opened Monday in Manhattan’s trendy NoLIta neighborhood at 253 Elizabeth Street. The 1000-square-foot store offers a curated assortments of lingerie, loungewear and sleepwear from the Josie Natori, Natori and Josie by Natori collections as well ready-to-wear.

The retail concept merchandises the House of Natori’s fashion products alongside Natori’s personal collection of antiques collectibles and inspirational treasures. The boutique’s products and ambience will be remerchandised every few months to reflect a new, innovative theme. Items — including product, in-store furnishings, accessories and bedding — will be rendered in specialty fabrics, embellishments and patterns that are crafted for women, their lifestyles and their home environments.

Jose Natori founder and chief executive officer of the Natori Co. was created in 1977 said “The boutique will be a veritable retail theater with art brought to life through an ever-changing rotation of products and store designs. I’m eager to invite customers to experience the brand’s rich offerings, and we hope to surprise and delight them with each new installment.”

Macy’s Wins Case Against J.C. Penney

One of retail’s biggest recent legal battles has ended. The two-year saga of Macy’s Inc. vs J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. came to a close Monday with Macy’s emerging victorious in its claim that Penney’s interfered with its contract with MSLO.

New York State Court Judge Jeffrey Oing ruled that Penney’s “tortiously” interfered with Macy’s agreement with MSLO and ordered that a hearing be scheduled to determine how much Penney’s owes Macy’s in damages and attorneys’ fees. The judge did not award Macy’s punitive damages, however, which is a source of relief for Penney’s.

– Carol Calacci

Source & Photo: WWD

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